Pricey Heloise: It was a treasured casserole dish, and the inexperienced bean casserole turned out fantastically, till I made the error of inserting it on the again burner. I put the lid on it to maintain it heat whereas I made one thing else. I did not notice the again burner was nonetheless on. The inexperienced bean casserole EXPLODED! Glass items have been all by the casserole! I simply thank God I wasn’t holding it at that second. So, my trace for immediately is … should you’re performed utilizing the burner, flip it off.
I learn your column daily within the Bradford Period. — Shirley F., Bradford Pennsylvania
THE VERSATILITY OF BAGELS
Pricey Heloise: As a technique to say thanks, a few expensive mates of mine despatched me some bagels from a well known store in New York. In truth, a package deal of 28 bagels. That is a variety of bagels, so I froze them and take them out after I wish to eat them. I toasted one this morning and topped it with cream cheese and strawberries, thinly sliced and stacked on prime of the cream cheese. I can toast them, put cheddar cheese on prime and have an open-face cheese sandwich. Additionally they can turn into mini-pizzas or simply common sandwiches. I additionally like to toast them and put butter and jam on them or, instead of jam, generally I exploit honey. Bagels have a lot versatility.
By the way in which, I really like studying your column within the San Antonio Categorical-Information. — Irene R., Boerne, Texas
Pricey Heloise: Some years in the past, I made your mom’s recipe of Salmonettes. They have been scrumptious, as I recall, and my son, who by no means appreciated fish of any sort, raved about them. Would you reprint that recipe? He’s coming in a few month and bringing his household to go to us right here in Colorado. — Theresa M., Colorado Springs, Colorado
Theresa, this was considered one of my favorites, too. Right here it’s. You will want:
14 ounces canned salmon or tuna
1/4 cup liquid from salmon or tuna
1 heaping teaspoon baking powder
Drain the salmon or tuna, reserving 1/4 cup of the liquid. Put salmon or tuna in a mixing bowl and break aside into small flakes utilizing a fork. Add flour, a little bit at a time, barely overwhelmed egg, then pepper (no salt). Combine nicely however do not overmix. Add the baking powder to the reserved liquid and beat nicely with a fork till foamy. Pour this into the fish and mix collectively. Don’t overmix.
Utilizing two teaspoons or small spoons, scoop out the combination with one after which use the opposite to push the combination off the teaspoon right into a deep fryer, which is half stuffed with scorching oil. After they’re browned (make sure to watch them, because it doesn’t take lengthy), drain on a paper towel and serve. be aware: You possibly can’t make this combination forward after which prepare dinner. You should fry them instantly.
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